cut outs — Jessica Backhaus

In her last publication A Trilogy (Kehrer), Jessica Backhaus has taken a path into abstraction, which is consistently continued here – with analog, photographic methods. Cut out transparent paper reacts to the heat of intense sunlight, deforms, rises, and casts shadows. The photographer who arranged and staged these compositions becomes an astonished observer of events on which she has only limited influence, the documentarist of a visual experimental arrangement, a poetic choreography of intense colors in the sunlight. Jessica Backhaus (b. 1970) is considered as one of the most distinguished voices in contemporary photography in Germany today. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally, she lives and works in Berlin. With Cut Outs she presents already her eighth publication with Kehrer Verlag.

Swiss Open with color edging
This book is published as an edition of 750 signed copies
22,2 x 31,1 cm
128 pages
50 color illustrations
ISBN 978-3-96900-034-2
Artist: Jessica Backhaus
Texts: Katharina Scriba
Design: Hannah Feldmeier

PARIS PHOTO Shortlist 2021